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  • 27th November, 2022

    Over 260 participants from more than 50 countries, attended the webinar on “How to scale agroecology,” that was jointly organised by Access Agriculture and the Agroecology Coalition, on 25 October 2022. The special webinar was one of the flagship events of the 10th anniversary celebrations of Access Agriculture this year.

    The active and engaged audience who followed the webinar with a keen interest appreciated the “brilliant presentations and enriching discussions” by distinguished speakers and panelists. The webinar focused mainly on Access Agriculture...

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  • 27th November, 2022

    More than 40 participants attended a webinar on “Reaching the unconnected through digital empowerment,” which was jointly organised by Access Agriculture and IFOAM Asia on 14 October 2022, as part of the FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022 side events.

    The FAO side-events were held in the lead-up to the FAO Science and Innovation Forum. They offered an opportunity for FAO members and partners to present their insights on science, technologies and innovations that can drive food systems transformation and accelerate commitments to action.

    The Access...

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  • 19th October, 2022

    Special webinar marking the 10th anniversary of Access Agriculture
    (Organised by Access Agriculture and the Agroecology Coalition)

    25 October, 11.00 AM GMT / UTC

    Register here : https://tinyurl.com/Agroecology-webinar
    Simultaneous interpretation services in French and Spanish will be available.

    As part of its 10th anniversary celebration this year, Access Agriculture is organising a webinar on “How to scale agroecology...

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  • 11th August, 2022

    The Malawi Forum for Agriculture Advisory Services (MaFAAS) held its Farming and Extension Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi, from 19 to 22 July 2022. The conference brought together various stakeholders, who are working in the agriculture space in Malawi, from farmer groups to extension service providers (both state and non-state) and organisations that provide finance solutions to farmers and farmer groups.

    MaFAAS is a platform for strengthening agricultural extension and advisory services through information sharing and action to achieve professionalisation, standardisation and...

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  • 9th August, 2022

    An interactive webinar titled ‘Helping share farmers’ best-kept secrets on soil health with other farmers’, was organised by the 4 per1000 Initiative and Access Agriculture on 8 July.

    The 4 per 1000 initiative aims to boost carbon storage in agricultural soils by 0.4% each year to help mitigate climate change and increase food security

    Introductory remarks by Samuel Ottnad, on behalf of 4 per 1000 Initiative and by Blessings Flao on behalf of Access Agriculture, kicked off the webinar, followed by two presentations.

    The first...

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  • 18th July, 2022

    An article titled Training videos on agroecology – Putting the power of learning in farmers’ hands, which throws spotlight on how Access Agriculture (www.accessagriculture.org) helps scale agroecology across the Global South, has just been published in the June 2022 edition of LEISA India magazine (Issue 24.2).

    LEISA, which stands for ‘Low external input and sustainable agriculture,’ is recognised as the leading magazine for sharing practical field experiences relating to ecological agriculture. LEISA India...

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  • 11th June, 2022

    On 7 June 2022, the Access Agriculture team received the 2022 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award in the category of Community Engagement Innovation in Toronto, Canada. The team comprised Josephine Rodgers, Executive Director; Paul Van Mele, Director for International Development; and Jane Nalunga, Coordinator of the Rural Entrepreneur Programme, who joined the event remotely.

    “Local indigenous languages and indigenous knowledge really are at the core of what Access Agriculture does,” said Josephine Rodgers, accepting the Award. She emphasised that sharing knowledge...

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  • 28th April, 2022

    Access Agriculture is delighted to announce that it has been named the winner of the 2022 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award in the category of ‘Community Engagement Innovation.’

    The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards from the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph, in Canada, recognise global excellence in the broad area of food innovation and community impact.

    The...

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  • 2nd April, 2022

    We are pleased to announce that a virtual workshop will be held on 6 April 2022, 09.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. GMT (14.30 – 16.30 IST) under the theme “Learn & Earn from Natural Farming Videos — Access Agriculture: Expanding Opportunities for Farmers, Women & Youth”.

    The Workshop is organised jointly by the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), the National Coalition for Natural Farming (NF Coalition), and...

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  • 9th November, 2021

    A video translation workshop was organised recently in Lusaka, Zambia, by Access Agriculture to facilitate and build capacity of 12 local media practitioners and NGO representatives in translating video scripts, recording voice-overs and audio editing.

    Access Agriculture (www.accessagriculture.org) is a non-profit organisation that promotes agroecology and rural entrepreneurship through capacity development and South-South exchange of quality farmer-to-farmer training videos in international and local languages.

    The...

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